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Loganair delivers Christmas cheer to community food banks

Loganair has delivered packages of toiletries to food banks in destinations across its network, using money saved on in-flight catering due to current safety restrictions.

The packages were delivered to food banks in Orkney and Shetland, on Islay, Uist, Barra and Tiree and at Campbeltown and Stornoway.

The decision to provide toiletries rather than edible contents was taken following a request from charities in the region, with each package containing products for 75 people.

The airline’s chief executive Jonathan Hinkles said: “Our usual in-flight catering had been cancelled due to Covid-19 and we tried to think what use we could make of the money saved to benefit our heartland communities at Christmas.

“That was when our chief operations officer Maurice Boyle came up with the idea of supporting local food banks closest to our destinations.

“We asked the various foodbank charities what they needed most at this time of year. The consensus was that toiletries would be welcome rather than edibles as they tended to be overlooked by donors, and we were pleased to help these very worthy causes.”